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Family's tribute after biker Ryan Homewood killed in crash on Sissinghurst Road near Biddenden

A grieving family has paid a heartfelt tribute to a "one-of-a-kind" biker who was killed in a crash.

Ryan Homewood, 26, was riding on the A262 Sissinghurst Road towards Biddenden when he collided with a black VW Polo travelling in the opposite direction.

Ryan Homewood, 26, was killed in a crash on the A262 last Saturday
Ryan Homewood, 26, was killed in a crash on the A262 last Saturday

The Greenhithe resident was rushed to a London hospital last Saturday where he was pronounced dead.

Now his family has issued a statement remembering the biker, who was riding a blue and white Suzuki when the crash happened in the hamlet of Three Chimneys.

"We are struggling to come to terms with the loss of Ryan," they said.

"Ryan has a unique character and he is one of a kind who is loved by everyone.

"We would like to thank everyone who sent their condolences, flowers and cards.

Flowers at the scene. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Flowers at the scene. Picture: Barry Goodwin

"We would respectfully request privacy for our time to grieve."

Police have launched an investigation into the crash, which saw the road closed off at 3.20pm last Saturday as emergency services including the air ambulance descended on the scene.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened or have dashcam footage of either vehicle.

This week, bouquets of flowers and a card were tied to a post near the scene.

One of the notes on the card reads: "Ryan, I will always remember our times together, it was a pleasure to have known you."

The A262 Sissinghurst Road at Three Chimneys. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The A262 Sissinghurst Road at Three Chimneys. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Another says: "What can I say, I'll miss you man. Gone but never forgotten."

One final tribute says: "What a guy. You'll be missed."

Anyone with information is urged to call the serious collision investigation unit appeal line on 01622 798535 quoting reference RY/DJ/042/20 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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